What is The Comfort Ability workshop?

The Comfort Ability is an interactive one-day program to help adolescents and their parents or caregivers learn how to better manage chronic pain and improve day-to-day function. Adolescents and their parents/caregivers start the day together but then most of the day is spent in separate groups. The program is offered to individuals 11 – 17 years of age.  

Kids will: 

  1. Connect with others their age who are also dealing with chronic pain
  2. Learn about pain processing 
  3. Develop an individual comfort plan for improved pain management
  4. Learn mind – body strategies for managing pain and related stress

Parents and Caregivers will:

  1. Obtain resources for pain management support
  2. Learn parent strategies that promote comfort
  3. Understand how to create a plan to support improved function at home and or school

Things to consider:

  1. Space is limited 
  2. The workshop and group sessions are conducted in English
  3. Participants must be able to interact with others in a group setting

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are held on selected Saturdays from 10am -5pm. 

2019 Dates:
December 7, 2019

2020 Dates: 
March 7, 2020
June 27, 2020

2020 Fall Dates coming soon!

Where:
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center 
13001 N Outer 40 Rd.
Town and Country, MO 63017

Cost: 

  • Insurance plans not currently accepted, but a receipt can be provided for health savings / flexible spending account reimbursement. 
  • $100.00 per session includes child and one parent / caregiver.
  • Additional caregivers may attend for an additional fee. 

Registration / Questions

Victoria M Helms, Program Coordinator
314.454.6246
Comfortability.stl@email.wustl.edu

To learn more about the national program, visit The Comfort Ability.